U.S. Department of Homeland Security Address and Phone Number Notification Requirement

SEVIS Guidelines for F and J visa holders

SEVIS guidelines require the following addresses and phone numbers to be properly reported and formatted:

For F-1 students: your current address, your permanent address, and your current phone number.
For J-1 students, scholars, and employees: your current address and your current phone number.

Your CURRENT Address must be your address in the USA.
Your PERMANENT Address must be your address in your HOME COUNTRY.
Your CURRENT ADDRESS VOICE Phone must be your 10-digit US phone number.

Your address information must conform to SEVIS guidelines for the duration of your program regardless of whether you are currently in the United States or temporarily outside the U.S., for example, on detached study, dissertation research, or vacation. If you are temporarily outside the U.S. and are maintaining your SEVIS status, you can use the U.S. address of a close family member or friend, your previous U.S. address, or your new U.S. address.

F-1 students are not required to report a U.S. phone number. However, if you have a U.S. phone number, then it must be reported as your “Current Address Voice” phone. This must follow the U.S. format of 123/456-7890. Non-U.S. phone numbers may be reported as Permanent or Mobile. (Do not use the international prefix on U.S. phones in the U.S.)

J-1 scholars and students are required to report a U.S. phone number. This must be reported as your “Current Address Voice” phone and follow the U.S. format of 123/456-7890. If you do not have a personal U.S. phone, then you may use your department phone.

How to enter your CURRENT (US) address:

  1. Go to Wolverine Access > Students > Student Business > Campus Personal Information > Addresses
  2. Click Edit Current Address
  3. Select Country from the drop down list. Click on “Choose Different Country” then click on “Change Country”. Remember - Current Address country must be USA.
  4. Enter the address line(s), city, state and postal code.

    If you live in a U-M residence hall, your dormitory address should be entered according to this example:

    Address line 1: 1234 Tyler House
    Address line 2: East Quadrangle
    Address line 3: 701 E University
    City: Ann Arbor
    State: MI
    Postal Code: 48109

    Click “SAVE”.

    If you live in a house or apartment off-campus, or in Northwood:

    Address line 1: 1234 JONATHON CT APT 1
    Address line 2: name of apartment complex or leave blank

    • Do NOT ENTER a P.O. Box or UM department address.
    • Do NOT use punctuation.
    • Do NOT ENTER information in Address Line 3.
    • Enter the city, state, and postal code.
    • Before you click “SAVE”, verify that your address meets federal Post Office standards at: https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction_input.
      • Input the address. If the USPS site provides a slightly different address than the one you entered, copy the address provided by USPS into Address Line 1

        Example:

        If you entered:

        630 East Liberty Street, Apt. 1, Ann Arbor MI 48104

        And the result from the USPS website is:

        630 E LIBERTY ST APT 1
        ANN ARBOR MI 48104

        Then, paste: 630 E LIBERTY ST APT 1 into Address Line 1

    • Click “SAVE”.

How to verify and/or update your PERMANENT (outside of the US) address information in Wolverine Access:

  1. Go to Wolverine Access > Students > Student Business > Campus Personal Information > Addresses
  2. Click Edit Permanent Address
  3. Select country from the drop down list. Click on “Choose Different Country” then click on “Change Country”. Remember the Permanent Address country cannot be USA.
  4. Enter the address line(s)
    • Enter the street address in Address Line 1.
    • Enter additional address information on Address Line 2 if necessary.
    • Do NOT enter a P.O. Box or departmental address in either line.
    • Do NOT enter address information in Address Line 3.
  5. Enter the city.
  6. Enter the state/region/province and postal code if these are part of mailing addresses for your country.
  7. Do not “future date” the address.
  8. Click “SAVE”.

How to verify and/or update your CURRENT ADDRESS VOICE Phone Number information in Wolverine Access:

  1. Go to Wolverine Access > Students > Student Business > Campus Personal Information > Phone Numbers
  2. Click "Add a new Phone Number". In the new row you just created, under the column named "Phone Type", click the drop down list and select "Current Address Voice". Type or copy your 10 digit U.S. phone number into this row.
  3. For your "Current Address Voice" phone number, leave the “Ext” and “Country” boxes empty. For other phone types that are non-U.S. phone numbers, you may enter the International Country code (in the "Country" box).
  4. SAVE.

The examples below show properly formatted U.S. phone numbers. You may report the same phone number under different “Phone Types.” For example, if your U.S. mobile phone number is (555) 555-5555, you could also report this as your “Current Address Voice”.​
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